TI Art Studios is pleased to present Women as Witness, a group exhibition co-curated by Qiana Mestrich and Zoraida Lopez, which unveils how women document resilience, resistance, and survival through photography. The guiding premise of Women as Witness is that female photographers have the power to insert memories that are all too often overlooked. Through using this power, the female photographer both questions dominant culture and asserts her place in it.
Nearly 100 women from across the globe submitted images to the Women as Witness call for work; Asmara Pelupessy, Amsterdam based editor, researcher and curator in photography and visual culture and Berette Macaulay, New York City based artist and cultural writer, juried the submissions. Artists who will be featured in the show are: Abbey Hepner, Cristina Santana, Doris Neidl, Fabiola Jean-Louis, Farzana Hossen, Heba Khalifa, Kathryn Shinko, Lola Flash, Maya Mackrandilal, Muriel Hasbun, Nona Faustine, Shervone Neckles, Sophia Dawson, Susanne Slavick, and Tallulah Schwartz. These women, who represent Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Egypt, Germany, and the USA, are documenting a range of issues including war, sexual violence, aging, environmental biohazards, the constraints of motherhood and more specifically, acid attacks against women and girls in Bangladesh. Together, they are using photography and photo-based art to reclaim and retell history in a manner that is both radical and necessary.
Women as Witness will run from Saturday, September 12, 2015 to Saturday, October 10, 2015 at TI Art Studios, 183 Lorraine Street, 3rd floor #93, Brooklyn, NY 11231 b/w Court St & Clinton St. The exhibition will also feature an opening reception and panel discussion on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 5-8:00pm; Brooklyn Rail writer Jessica Holmes will moderate the panel. Gallery hours are by appointment only.
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Thank you to all who contributed to Women as Witness including Fiber Ink Studio, for producing incredible exhibition prints.